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Three charged in US oil drilling scam promising 55% returns

Three charged in US oil drilling scam promising...Lock icon

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two men and an accomplice with defrauding $15m (£11.6m, €12.7m) from more than 150 investors in a scam that promised high returns from an oil drilling investment opportunity.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
ETF pioneers launch 'white label' platform for asset managers

ETF pioneers launch 'white label' platform for...

Asset managers around the world will be able to sell white-labelled ETFs in Europe when the former co-heads of exchange-traded fund provider WisdomTree Europe unveil what they claim is the continent's first such platform.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Six of the best US ETFs

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
US court upholds IRS penalty on US expat demanding tax refund

US court upholds IRS penalty on US expat demanding...

A US court has dismissed a complaint by an American citizen residing in Canada who claimed to have paid an unconstitutional penalty for failing to file the fiscal documentation required for his offshore business.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
US life insurance slump shows no signs of abating

US life insurance slump shows no signs of abating...

American life insurance activity continued its downward trajectory and lost further ground in July, an index measuring the industry’s business levels shows.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions

Investors rush to gold following rising North...

The stand-off between US president Donald Trump and North Korea has led to a spike in gold and silver prices, with financial markets adopting a safety first attitude in the immediate aftermath of escalating tensions.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Around half of global candidates pass CFA June exam

Around half of global candidates pass CFA June...

The number of mainland Chinese candidates sitting the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams once again exceeded those in the US, with 152,000 people sitting the exams globally.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
US equities' advance makes European investors run

US equities' advance makes European investors...

The US equities rally has been given a fresh boost this year by continuing earnings upgrades and a weakening dollar, but Europe’s investors are not buying it.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats

Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats...Lock icon

Summer in the UK this year has been a brief affair, so it comes as no surprise that nearly two-thirds of British expats think about the weather when planning their moves abroad. But sunshine isn't the only factor prospective expats should consider.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Invesco rumoured to be in talks to buy US ETF provider

Invesco rumoured to be in talks to buy US ETF...

US-based investment manager Invesco is in talks to buy the asset management business of Guggenheim Partners, according to media reports.

Published : 3, Aug 2017
Defunct Ethical Forestry investors urged to claim compensation

Defunct Ethical Forestry investors urged to claim...Lock icon

Investors in collapsed Costa Rican tree investment group Ethical Forestry have been urged to make claims for compensation on the grounds that their original investment could have been mis-sold.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
The secret to boosting US equity fund performance

The secret to boosting US equity fund performance...

Most active US equity funds struggle to outperform their benchmark but this year, the secret to has been surprisingly straightforward - the fund manager just had to hold two keys stocks.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
US regulator brings charges over cancer investment fraud

US regulator brings charges over cancer investment...Lock icon

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against a businessman accused of using investor funds intended to develop products to detect cancer and other diseases to pay personal expenses and fund his fiancée’s restaurant.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: White House, Legal & General, DIFC

PEOPLE MOVES: White House, Legal & General, DIFC...Lock icon

Political firework Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci may return to the investment world after being fired as White House communications director. Legal & General Insurance has created a managing director role focusing on fintech, while a former deputy chief justice of the DIFC court has died.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
Canada Life launches offshore bond valuation tool

Canada Life launches offshore bond valuation tool...

Offshore insurer Canada Life International (CLI) has launched an online valuation tool for international bonds in partnership with information technology services provider Intelliflo.

Published : 31, Jul 2017
Top 10 countries for older people

Top 10 countries for older peopleLock icon

Dramatic increases in the number and proportion of older people is a struggle facing countries around the globe. Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a barometer to assess, using five social and economic indicators, which are the best countries to grow old in.

Published : 28, Jul 2017
US equities soar on Fed's dovish sentiment

US equities soar on Fed's dovish sentiment

The US equity market hit new highs, but bond yields are expected to fall after the US Federal Reserve voted to keep rates on hold at its latest meeting.

Published : 27, Jul 2017
International Adviser magazine goes digital

International Adviser magazine goes digital

After 12 years of printing monthly copies, International Adviser is going digital from September. This exciting development will allow us to shape our content differently as the markets around the world evolve.

Ex-Credit Suisse banker guilty in US offshore tax case

Ex-Credit Suisse banker guilty in US offshore...

A former Credit Suisse banker who helped wealthy Americans dodge millions of dollars in income taxes for nearly a decade has pleaded guilty.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities dilemma

Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities...Lock icon

Despite positive economic indicators, uncertainty over US interest rates, political risk and high valuations are casting shade on global equities, says Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma.

Published : 21, Jul 2017

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